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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals
Onsite Sewage System Professionals Licensing Regulations [18 VAC 160 ‑ 40]
Action General Review 2014
Stage Final
Comment Period Ends 2/22/2017
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2/22/17  11:56 am
Commenter: James Slusser

18VAC160-40-270 Qualifications for master alternative onsite soil evaluator licenses (Item 1)

qualifying experience..... strike TWO and enter FOUR

Two years of practical experience is insufficient to prepare site plans and construction specifications.

As taken from the Virginia Department of Health AOSE Regulations:

2. A person who demonstrates to the satisfaction of the division that he has at least four
years of full-time experience evaluating site and soil conditions for onsite sewage
systems in Virginia in accordance with the Board of Health’s regulations (12 VAC 5-
610-20 et seq.) and a related four-year college degree such as science or engineering shall
be eligible to receive a certificate as an AOSE provided:

a. The applicant successfully completes a training course or courses designated and
approved by the division; and

b. The applicant successfully completes the AOSE written and field tests approved
by the division.

Reducing entry standards provides no benefit to the consumer or industry entrepreneurs seeking a qualified labor force.

CommentID: 57425